I'm officially in a book slump. I just have not been able to get into any book that I've tried to read this week. My most recent DNF was "The Diviners," by Libba Bray, which was beautifully written, but the main character got on my nerves, the 1920s slang got old fast, and the bad guy totally creeped me out. So after 100 pages, I put it down and couldn't find the motivation to pick it up again. Now I'm working my way through a non-fiction called "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History," by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, but since I'm not a big non-fiction fan, it is slow, slow going.
I just want a good book, you know? One of those books that I can't put down. One of those books that when I do have to put it down, I want to keep it right next to me just in case I get an unexpected moment to read it. One of those books that makes my breath catch because it's quietly, unexpectedly perfect. I want a book to fall in love with, in other words.
I have some books on request at the library that should be coming in soon, but in the meantime, got any recommendations for me? Any all-time favorites or recent finds of any genre? Help a sister out, would you? I'm desperate here.